A North London pub is holding a race night to raise money for friends whose young daughter is undergoing cancer treatment in New Zealand.
The Eaglet Pub on Seven Sisters Road is holding a race night, with raffle, buffet and disco this Friday night to contribute to the rising costs the family are facing.
Anne O’Connor and Joe Moriarty emigrated from North London at the start of last year, but their three year old Charlotte was diagnosed with cancer in July of this year.
Whilst the chemo has been successful to date, Charlotte needs to go to Australia for Brachytherapy, a form of radiotherapy.
An MRI scan a couple of weeks ago looked good, but a follow-up internal exam showed “more cancer than they had hoped” and the specific form of radiotherapy needed is not available in New Zealand.
“We were very lucky that the oncologist sent her for an internal examination because it could have been missed. They would have just continued with chemo,” mum Anne said.
Charlotte is a twin to brother PJ who is ten minutes younger than her and dad Joe was a regular to the Eaglet having worked locally for over 20 years and was a season ticket holder at Emirates.
Joe is self-employed and has not really worked since Charlotte’s diagnosis and recently his work truck was stolen from outside the family home.
Ministry of Health funding extends to one parent’s travel expenses to Australia, but the whole family is going.
“We can’t separate the twins. They have never been separated and PJ is really struggling. They are very, very close,” Anne continued.
Raffle prizes on the night will include a limited edition ‘Farewell to Highbury’ Arsenal shirt, a brand new Arsenal home strip, spirits, champagne, a homemade Christmas cake and more to be announced on the night.
Entry for the race night and disco is £10 and all proceeds will go toward funding for Charlottes treatment.
The pub’s address is 124 Seven Sister Road, N7 6AE and people looking to donate can do so online here